Evel strapped into the X-1 Skycyle prior to his Snake River debacle
Evel Knievel passed away yesterday at the age of 69.
Even if you didn't buy into his particular brand of insanity (he set a world record for breaking 40 bones during the course of his career) you had to admire the man's ambition and stick-to-itivness; for instance, his attempt to leap the freaking Snake River on a rocket-powered motorcycle when he could barely walk without crutches. Yikes.
Rest in peace, Rocket Man.